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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Fall 2007

EUS 361 • Nordic Light-W CANCELLED

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37165 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
EPS 4.104

Course Description

Scandinavian Cinema from the Silent Era to the 1990s Ingmar Bergman is perhaps the best known Scandinavian filmmaker, but Northern Europe has a remarkable tradition of filmmakers and filmmaking. Focusing on films from Sweden and Denmark, this course will provide an introduction to some of the masterpieces of Scandinavian film from the Golden Age of silent film through the 1990s, including works by Victor Sjöström, Mauritz Stiller, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Dogme filmmakers Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, Lone Scherfig, Lucas Moodysson, and Susanne Bier.


Required Texts: Tytti Soila et al.: Nordic National Cinemas Bordwell and Thompson: Film Art: An Introduction. 5th edition Braudy and Cohen: Film Theory and Criticism. 5th edition (FTC on syllabus) Hairston et al.: The Scott, Foresman Handbook Recommended: The MLA Handbook Films: [Urban Gad: The Abyss - if available] Victor Sjöström: The Phantom Chariot Victor Sjöström: He Who Gets Slapped Mauritz Stiller: Thomas Graal's Best Child Mauritz Stiller: Sir Arnes Treasure Carl Theodor Dreyer: Day of Wrath Carl Theodor Dreyer: Ordet/The Word Ingmar Bergman: Wild Strawberries Ingmar Bergman: Fanny and Alexander Lars von Trier: Zentropa Lars von Trier: Dogville Thomas Vinterberg: The Celebration Lone Scherfig: Italian for Beginniers Susanne Bier: The One and Only Susanne Bier: Brothers Lucas Moodysson: Show Me Love Lucas Moodysson: Together


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